In honour of Black History Month we will be recognising contributions to the STEMs from people of African origin. Today, we recognise Dr. Charlotte Armah.
Born to Ghanaian parents in London, Dr. Charlotte Armah is a research scientist at the institute of food research situated in Norwich, England.
With a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry and a PhD, Dr. Armah has practised as a research scientist for the last 14 years. Her research has been focused on how diet can affect health with some of her published work addressing iron deficiencies and mechanisms of enhancing iron absorption.
Dr. Armah currently investigates the effect of a broccoli-rich-diet on protection against cardiovascular diseases and cancer. She is also involved in voluntary activities and was recently featured in an interview by the Royal Society (UK).
As the first born child from a family with humble beginnings, she attributes her success to parental motivation particularly in the pursuit of education.